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World Builder
(USA 2009)
Hermaphrodite Bikini
Justice Kid 2
(2005)
Revolver
(UK 1991)
Troops
(USA 1997)
LX Forty
(Switzerland 2009)
Spielzeugland - (Toyland)
(Germany 2007)
Mitfahrer
(Germany 2003)
Der Goldene Nazivampir von Absam 2 – Das Geheimnis von Schloß Kottlitz
(Germany 2007)
Sintel
(Netherlands 2010)
Einsame Insel
(Germany 2007)
Polis
(USA 2014)
1-800-BFA-MOUS
Field of view
(UK 2011)
Transport
(Germany 2004)
Die Handwerker Gottes
(Germany 2007)
Cosmos Laundromat
(Netherlands 2015)
Take On An Idea
(Sweden 2014)
Dedicated to You
(Russia 2013)
Cockatoo
(United Kingdom 2012)
Ellen's Shoes
(Canada 2009)
Der Tag Der Befreiung
(Germany 2003)
Solo
(Germany 2005)
Ein Sommer lang
(Germany 2006)
A Hidden Red Line
Tim Tom
(France 2002)
Topper gibt nicht auf
(Germany 2010)
Der Schüler
(Germany 2003)
Grundig Super Stereo
(Germany 2004)
standby
(Switzerland 2010)
The Gift
(UK 2010)
The Great Sketch Experiment
(USA 2006)
10 A Minute
(2002)
A Beginner's Guide to Love
(1998)
A 'Bhean Eudach (The Jealous Sister)
A Biography of Lilith
A Breakdown and After the Mental Hospital
Fifty Percent Grey
(2001)
A Girl's Own Story
(Australia 1984)
The Mind's Eye
Perils in Nude Modeling
(2005)
Similo
(USA 2014)
Smoke
(Poland 2007)
Trepanning
(United Kingdom)
Turn
(United Kingdom 2004)
The Tourist
(Canada 2006)
Musik nur wenn sie laut ist
(Germany 2005)
Tears Of Steel
(Netherlands 2012)
Die Rasur
(Germany 2005)
Çelik Çomak (Das Stockspiel)
(Turkey)
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Short films and their history are deeply connected with how film in general evolved. When film as recording medium was invented, the length of a single spool limited how long a film presentation could last. Early film theaters, on fairs or as attraction thus featured very brief films, mostly comedies or other content made for a specific effect, like impressing the audience. The tradition of 5-15 minutes film comedies carried on when animation short films or cartoons became popular. During the 1930s and the vast changes in how US cinema distribution worked, short films were packaged with longer running feature films and shortfilm segments were commonly shown alongside the main attraction feature film. Apart from fictional content, also as animated short films, a great number of short content exhibited in cinemas was newsreels or other casual footage which today is mostly associated with television.

Short Film database

Clipland is a database dedicated to short form media and focused on short film. Since the early days of the medium, distribution of short film has dramatically changed. In mainstream cinema, short films are more or less not existent anymore. The short film circuit has detached and is now mainly shown in art-house cinemas and as part of festival or special programming on TV. The Internet has become one of the main outlets for short film productions, while many festivals and awards like the Academy Award still require a short film to be shown in theaters to qualify for the category of short subject - short subject being more of an industry term for live action short films and their animated variant.
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